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3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Sub-Saharan Africa has among the highest levels of inequality—both income and gender—in the world, even after accounting for the lower levels of per capita income in the region. With growing international ev...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

The International Monetary Fund and the global Spread of Privatization

The International Monetary Fund and the global Spread of Privatization »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 51, No. 2

Volume: 51

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 July 2004

ISBN: 9781589063235

Keywords: privatization revenues, privatization programs, privatization transactions, privatization program, American Dollar, Autoregression, Cohort Analysis, Conditionality (finance), Correlation (statistics), Effect Of Education On Economic Development

This second issue for 2004 contains 8 new papers, including notable contributions from: Nancy Brune, Geoffrey Garrett, and Bruce Kogut on the global spread of privatization; and Mark P. Taylor and Elena T. Branson...

Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country

Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country »

Source: Migration, Human Capital, and Poverty in a Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country

Volume/Issue: 2001/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

ISBN: 9781451855050

Keywords: wage, unemployment, employment, unemployed, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses,

The coexistence of urban and rural poverty and migration to cities is studied in a dual economy model where the acquisition of skills is costly and involves migration to urban areas. In this model, both the distrib...

3. Private External Financing Flows and the Global Financial Crisis

3. Private External Financing Flows and the Global Financial Crisis »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Back to High Growth?

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069183

Keywords: fiscal policy, capital inflows, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction and Summary The first decade of the 21st century witnessed a dramatic surge of private financial flows 1 into emerging and developing r...

1. Restoring the Conditions for Strong and Sustainable Growth

1. Restoring the Conditions for Strong and Sustainable Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475574463

The sub-Saharan African economic outlook remains clouded. Growth slowed sharply in 2016, averaging 1.4 percent, the lowest in two decades. About two-thirds of the countries in the region, together accounting...

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction and Summary Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa remains robust and is expected to pick up in 2014. After expanding by 4.9 percent in 2013, output looks...